Photo essay: High altitude wetlands of Pakistan


pakistan.gif (1429 bytes)Here are six fine photographs of high-altitude wetlands in Pakistan, illustrating a number of characteristic features of this wetland type. The pictures were sent to the Ramsar Bureau by WWF-Pakistan, which supplied the captions, and the photos were all taken by Hassan Zaki.

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Peripheral, peat-lined lake adjacent to Karumbar Lake in the upper Karumbar Valley, Northern Areas, Pakistan (elevation 4,150 meters [13,615 feet]). Background: Karakoram and Hindukush mountains.

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Extensive peat bog south of Lashkargahaz, Chitral District, North West Frontier Province, Pakistan (elevation 3,649 meters). Background: Hindu Raj Range.

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A peat-lined tributary of the Yarghoon River near Lashkargahaz, North West Frontier Province, Pakistan (elevation 3,649 meters)

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The braided bed of the Yarghoon River, north of Lasht, Chitral District, Pakistan (elevation 3,200 meters). Background: Hindu Raj Range.

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Broghil Lake on the divide between Chitral and Ghizer Districts in Northern Pakistan. Background: Hindu Raj Cordillera.

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Peat bog on Deosai National Park, Northern Areas, Pakistan (elevation 4,188 meters). Background: Himalayas.

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